Your chance to be part of Santa’s Sunday Spectacular

Buckinghamshire is set to host several fantastic festive events this year, including Aylesbury town centre’s hugely popular Santa’s Sunday Spectacular, which will return to the town on Sunday 21 November to herald the start of Christmas.

The festive parade is made up of local dance groups, professional entertainers, bands and community groups ─ all to give Santa a warm welcome to the town. Previous years have seen over 400 people taking part in the parade, and this time around the invitation has been extended to any local business or organisation that would like to get involved.

The parade will leave late morning and after its finale, the fun will continue with activities and street food throughout the town until 4:30pm, concluding with the Christmas Tree light up.

There will also be a mouth-watering range of street food, and the organising team would love to hear from you if you're a vendor of hot chestnuts and mulled wine ─ or any other Christmas delights!

Steve Bowles, Cabinet Member for Communities, said:

“Our Aylesbury town centre team would love to hear from local businesses, non-profit groups, community groups, dance or theatrical groups or musicians to join the parade with free entry and/or have stall space in the town centre during the day. This is a fantastic opportunity for people and groups to promote themselves and join in the festivities.

“We are also using the government’s ‘Welcome Back Fund’ to provide extra services to some of the high street festivities and events across the county this year – making them better for our residents to enjoy and generating footfall to help support the local economy.

“For residents and visitors, if you haven’t previously been along to one of the many Christmas events in the county, be sure to do so, as they are fun for all the family!”

Diana Fawcett, Aylesbury Town Centre and Regeneration Manager, commented:

“The Christmas parade is one of the most popular Aylesbury events, and we’re so pleased we're able to host it this year after sadly having to cancel the event in 2020. We've lots of exciting professional acts lined up and we urge the local community to get dressed up and have some fun!”

Local organisations or businesses wishing to get involved and promote themselves in the parade or in the fun day afterwards, should email Diana Fawcett on [email protected].

To stay up to date with Christmas events across the rest of Buckinghamshire this year, make sure you follow Buckinghamshire Council’s social media pages for all the latest news and information. And if you’re local to High Wycombe, visit MyWycombe for more information on the exciting activities happening there.

Photo of a previous Santa's parade in Aylesbury Market Square